Data Protection in the Republic of Ireland Workplace

The Data Commissioner advises it is good practice to provide all staff data protection training on or shortly after starting employment. The Legal-Island Data Protection eLearning training is tailored specifically to provide comprehensive compliance training.

Why is Data Protection training important? 

The General Data Protection Regulation is the biggest thing in data protection in decades. In essence, it’s designed to bring controls on how organisations process personal data into line with 21st century developments, like social media, internet sales, mobile data and the cloud. After May 25th 2018 fines of up to €20m or 4% of your global turnover could be imposed. If you have not prepared for the GDPR you will be exposing your organisation to those massive fines and the attendant bad publicity. Your organisation could be ruined.

But you can prepare. You can make your systems and contracts GDPR compliant and you can bring your workforce up to date with all staff training. Data Protection training reduces the likelihood of data breaches at work and considerably strengthens your defence when dealing with the Data Commissioner. 

 

 

To obtain free trial access and review the Data Protection eLearning module on behalf of your organisation or discuss your organisation's requirements further, please contact Debbie on 028 9446 3888 or debbie@legal-island.com

Who needs Data Protection training?

In a recent report, Managing Insider Risk through Training & Culture, data protection and privacy training professionals stated that their employees are their weakest link when it comes to information security. The Data Commissioner advises it is good practice to provide all staff data protection training on or shortly after starting employment and regular updates throughout their employment.

With this in mind, Legal-Island has developed a unique three-year data protection training plan designed specifically for employees in Ireland.  This training plan, developed using real life cases, includes three training courses and three assessments across a three year period ensuring your staff are kept fully updated with new data protection legislation. 

What does the Data Protection eLearning training cover?

Developed specifically for the Irish market by a team of data protection experts and lawyers based in Ireland, the Legal-Island Data Protection eLearning compliance training will cover:

  • The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • The Data Protection Acts
  • 8 Principles of Data Protection
  • Information Security

How long does Data Protection training take?

40-50 minutes including assessment

Why use eLearning to train employees in Data Protection?

Time
Data Protection eLearning delivers compliance training faster than classroom-based methods. Today’s workforce like bite-sized information delivered at a time that suits them. eLearning training is interactive and available at any time.  Employees are not stuck with a fixed schedule. Their training is delivered on their schedule, at their own pace.

Ease of Administration
Legal-Island take the stress out of administration.  We can provide all members of staff with access details for their online training and regular reminder emails can be sent to those who have not yet completed.

Record
Using eLearning and a Learning Management System will reduce the length of time spent on record keeping. A designated staff member can access a secure LMS to check who has completed the training, passed their assessment and download a record for audit purposes.

Budget
Companies incur significant costs when delivering face to face compliance training. Typically, money is spent on a trainer, training facilities, time spent out of the office, catering, mileage, training materials etc. eLearning eliminates these costs and can significantly stretch a training budget and reduce your organisation's carbon footprint.

Content
Data Protection eLearning training provides standardised, consistent content every time to an entire company. Every person can be reached with the same content, regardless of his or her location. This makes eLearning the most reliable for communicating key issues and increasing employee awareness of the 8 Principles of Data Protection and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

An end of course assessment is included to ensure your workforce have understood key components of the training including: The Data Protection Acts, 8 Principles of Data Protection, Information Security and The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). 

Here’s what your peers say about our Data Protection training.

"An interactive and engaging elearning experience, giving a good grounding in the principles and application of the Data Protection Acts - suitable for any organisation handling personal data." 
Dorothy Quinn MSc RM BSc Econ, Managing Director, DeeQue

"We would recommend the on-line learning approach because it provided staff with an opportunity to learn about Data Protection legislation and their role and responsibilities when managing personal data. The module materials were easily understood and the key information was in a format and style that was interesting, relevant and delivered in a clear and concise manner” 
Claire O’Donoghue, Human Resource Directorate, Irish Aviation Authority

How do I see what Data Protection training Legal-Island offer?

To obtain free trial access and review the Data Protection eLearning module on behalf of your organisation or discuss your organisation's requirements further, please contact Debbie on 028 9446 3888 or debbie@legal-island.com